With these Ho Chi Minh City itineraries, you can make the best of your time in the city, enjoying many great sights and cuisine of the Vietnamese.
Touring Ho Chi Minh City:
Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City:
- Can Gio District is 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. At the Can Gio Mangrove Forest, there is a Monkey Island within the Vam Sat Biosphere Reserve.
- Vung Tau is 120km east of Ho Chi Minh City, this is a popular weekend beach trip for the locals. You can travel here in 1 day if time is limited with the speedboats to Vung Tau option in a 2-hour journey.
- Tay Ninh is to the west of Ho Chi Minh City near the border of Cambodia. Attractions at Tay Ninh include the Tay Ninh Cao Dai Temple, which is a religious complex built in 1947 of the Caodaism religion, and the Ba Ben (Black Lady) Mountain. Located 11km northeast of Tay Ninh City and spreading over an area of 24km2, Ba Den is the highest peak in the South of Vietnam. Visitors can take a cable car covering the distance of 1.2km to get to the top in 20 minutes or hike on foot, which will take about 2 hours.
- Binh Duong is 35km north of Ho Chi Minh City. Tourist attractions include Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien Tourist Complex, Ba Thien Hau Pagoda, Chau Thoi Mountain Pagoda, Lai Thieu Fruit Garden, and Tuong Binh Hiep Lacquerware Painting Village.
- Dong Nai is a province north of Ho Chi Minh City, Tourist attractions here include the Buu Long Tourist Complex, Buu Phong Pagoda, Tri An Lake, Cat Tien National Park, and Tran Bien Temple of Literature built in 1715.
- Mekong Delta is a network of canals with land in excellent condition for the cultivation of rice and growing fruit trees. The sun shines all year round and there is no winter. Particularly, between August and October, the water level rises flooding the delta.
- Cu Chi Tunnels